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Side effect(s) of Levonorgestrel


Review the side-effects of Levonorgestrel as documented in medical literature. The term "side effects" refers to unintended effects that can occur as a result of taking the medication. In majority of the instances these side-effects are mild and easily tolerable, however sometimes they can be more severe and can be detrimental.

If the side effects are not tolerable adjusting the dosage or switching to a different medication can help to manage or overcome side effects. If you have any doubts or questions, we recommend seeking advice from your doctor or pharmacist.

  Central Nervous System
- Headache, dizziness, increased pressure around the brain and depression.

  Gastrointestinal
- Nausea, vomiting, obstruction in bile movement, jaundice and appetite disturbances.

  Genitourinary
- Menstrual irregularities, changes in libido, breast discomfort and fluid retention.

  Miscellaneous
- Weight changes, swelling of legs, hair loss and low platelet counts.

Other Precautions :

Consult with your doctor for dosage changes.

Drug Name : Levonorgestrel

Levonorgestrel(Plan B One-Step) generic is a birth control pill, prescribed after unprotected sexual intercourse or suspected birth control failure. It inhibits ovulation, prevents transport of sperm or eggs and thus prevents fertilization and alters the lining of the uterus to prevent implantation if fertilization occurs.


Trade Names for Levonorgestrel

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Plan B One-Step
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